Monterey Bay Justice Project

Stolen Innocence: a podcast examining Prop 57 and youth interrogations

During the search effort, a volunteer holds up a flyer with Maddy's photo.

by Aaisha Ahad and Vai Thompson

In 2015 AJ Gonzalez, then 15, was arrested for the murder of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton in Santa Cruz. This podcast explores the issues of California's Prop 57 that was passed in 2016 and youth interrogations as related to the Maddy Middleton case.


For a complete transcript of the podcast, click the link below.